Because of its popularity and usefulness, the retail market for a man’s messenger bag is over-saturated. With so many choices, it can be a challenge to find a great bag that will last you for more than one season. Today, only a select few companies still manufacture their product in the United States. C.C Filson is one of the premier companies that still produce quality messenger bags here in the USA. Filson is located in Seattle, Washington and has been manufacturing heritage goods for over 120 years. The Filson product line includes wallets, jackets, sweaters, shoes, scarfs, belts, suspenders, watches and socks. They generally cater to a clientele who enjoy fishing or spending time outdoors so their pieces are durable and weather-resistant.
Thanks to my collaboration with Huckberry. I was lucky to receive Filson’s signature “Original Briefcase”. This water resistant bag is made of rugged twill and bridge leather and has a compartment for your laptop and dividers to organize all your accessories. Depending on your personal preference, the briefcase can be used as either a tote or a messenger bag. If you perfer to use the bag as a tote, the leather shoulder strap is removable. No matter which option you choose, this is a stylish and classic piece. Because of their excellent craftsmanship, Filson products are designed to last a lifetime. As their logo says, “Might as well have the best!”